5 ways to get motivated to train when you’re really not feeling it
11 April, 2022
How many times have you tried to start a workout routine, only to struggle to even put your runners on?
Despite the exciting prospects of becoming fit and healthy, sometimes the idea of exercising can be daunting.
If you feel that way, you’re not alone. Here’s how to stay motivated to train (even when you really can’t be bothered).
Why is gym motivation so hard to find?
The gym can be very intimidating. Being surrounded by all the heavy machinery and people who look like they know what they are doing is frightening. If you have ever felt like this, the good news is you’re not alone. The term ‘Gymtimidation’ has been coined to describe this exact feeling, and it can deter people from developing a healthy exercise routine.
Luckily with EMS training, the environment is a lot less intimidating. We don’t need to throw heavy equipment around to get results with EMS. In fact, you barely need to move at all to see amazing results. It’s all in the technology!
People also struggle to find the time to work out. This has been noted as one of the most common reasons people are reluctant to start a workout routine.
Additionally, adults live very busy lives, and they devote their downtime to relaxing, rather than exercising. If this sounds like you, one of the best ways to get motivated is by trying shorter workouts.
Why not aim for 20 minutes of movement to get you started? A solid HIIT session, a quick run, or an EMS session can all be completed in just 20 minutes.
Exercising is hard (and boring!)
Understandably, it is hard to motivate yourself to be in pain, so many people avoid exercising without seeking options that work better for them. Exercising can also be very repetitive, which can make people bored.
That’s why trying new things and keeping your workouts fresh is so important!
Why you should exercise
While it may be hard to muster up the motivation, it is so important to exercise.
Exercise can help you:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Build muscle
- Strengthen bones
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Increase lung capacity
- Improve mental health
According to the Australian Government Department of Health, 55% of adults do not meet the weekly physical activity guidelines, with many Aussie adults being completely inactive. This is damaging for both physical and mental health, and can lead to health conditions, obesity, and poor heart health.
So, it is important to maintain a regular exercise routine.
Why try EMS?
If you want to improve your fitness but struggle to motivate yourself to exercise, then EMS training is the perfect solution for you! EMS training works out your entire body and it is much more effective than regular training.
EMS stimulates your muscles whilst you exercise, and it can provide your body with the equivalent of 3 regular training sessions in just 20 minutes. This is great for busy people who have no time to train, as it is a quick and easy way to build up your fitness.
You can also avoid the gym with EMS, as we can bring EMS training to your home, alleviating any gymtimidation you may have! And best of all, EMS is far from boring. Working out in an EMS suit will have you feeling (and looking) like a superhero!
5 ways to pick up your spirits and train hard
1. Listen to a great playlist
Music is a great motivator when it comes to physical activity. According to studies by Karageorghis and Priest, music can reduce perceptions of pain whilst exercising, and improve motivation.
They also claim that it is important for music to be self-selected, because the personal associations each individual has with the music will strengthen the motivation they gain from it. So, throwing together a playlist of your favourite songs can help reduce the pain and tedium of working out.
2. Insta-stalk your favourite fitness influencer
If you ever find yourself in a sedentary slump, stalking fitness influencers can make you more motivated to work out. Watching other people form healthy habits can persuade you to take on those habits for yourself, so take out your Instagram and get scrolling! Most fitness influencers post mini-workout routines to their reels, so challenge yourself to give these routines a try.
3. Remind yourself that the pain is temporary
Like everything in life, pain is temporary. You may feel discomfort whilst exercising, but remind yourself that this feeling will only last for a very short duration. Remember, pain is nothing compared to quitting!
4. Exercise in an environment where you feel comfortable
The gym is not the only place you can work out. Find a place to exercise where you feel the most comfortable. Whether this be in your garden, at the park or in your bedroom, create a space where you feel safe.
5. Set apart a scheduled time
If you implement exercise into your daily routine, then you won’t have to worry about making time for it. Set apart 20-30 minutes to exercise in the morning, or just as you get home from work. Exercising at the same time every day will make it become an automatic part of your routine so that you will always have time for it.
EMS training will make you actually WANT to train
Because EMS is so fast and effective, it will make you enjoy working out. Once you see the fabulous results, you won’t be able to get enough of it. To get the most out of EMS, combine it with the 5 tips provided above, and you will achieve your fitness goals in no time.
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